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“Go see the quilt exhibit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-831-1000
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Holland, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Go see the quilt exhibit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Currently, there is an exhibit of quilts made by an impoverished woman living in the South. They're made from old clothing, flour sacks, and other cast-offs. They are beautifully constructed, and reminded me powerfully of the quilts my grandmother used to have, made from the work shirts and old trousers of the men in the family. It sounds cheesy, but you could see this woman's history in her quilts. They were amazing.
The rest of the museum is nice, too. It's a nice size to walk through with kids. There are some great impressionist and post-impressionist pieces, and some selections from last year's Art Prize. It's definitely worth checking out.

Visited June 2013
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice Art Museum - Grand Rapids Art Museum is always worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Many great artists are represented. The displays are changed periodically, so there often something "new". Some of the displays are from classical artists, some ore new artists. It is often interesting. There are frequent special exhibits. This is located right in Downtown Grand Rapids.

Visited June 2013
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Bad timing to close off a section”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's great to be able to view popular, travelling exhibits, like Bodies Revealed (last year) and The Titanic (this year). Would've been a 5 star but on Easter weekend was not a good time to close off a section to update. Schools were out and families were out on the town and the furniture section was closed. What a huge disappoint.

Visited April 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Modern Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

What a beautiful building! It is worth the trip just to see the architecture. Always has some great exhibits. Location is really great - right across from Rosa Parks Circle and there is plenty to do around the museum. I love that it is not an overwhelmingly large space, making it easy to see everything you want to see. The staff is friendly and helpful. Great place to take in some art!

Visited January 2013
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Dundee, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“GR Art Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice museum. Had not been there before. Was in between exhibits so there was not as much to look at as we would have liked. Not a top notch collection, but very viewable. Easy access from downtown hotels.

Visited January 2013
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